When I saw this words on my friend's story @purposologist, what came to my mind immediately was, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" I realised that it really didn't read, "Be silent". Because being silent is not the problem, that one is easy. It is being still. And you can be proclaiming the word of God over situations and be STILL!
We are most times silent in the face of adversity; we turn off the T.V, we turn off our phones, we turn of the word of God and we keep to ourselves (all of which are not so bad except of course the word of God) until we realise that even in that silence, the noise in our heads doesn't need to be amplified to be heard in our spirit, soul and body.
What we truly need is stillness = absence of self. Letting go of yourself with the understanding that I CANNOT COME BETWEEN MYSELF AND WHAT GOD WANTS TO DO THROUGH ME!
Whilst silence may be the best answer given to a fool, stillness is the best response acceptable for fullness from GOD! ...I can go on and on about this! Sigh!